On Saturday, May 8th, High & Mighty celebrated being designated a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, the highest industry standard. Approximately 75 people were in attendance including representatives from town boards, libraries, schools, and Columbia County Veterans Services.
On hand were New York State Assemblymember Didi Barret, who presented High & Mighty with a citation thanking High & Mighty for “touching and improving the lives of people in the Hudson Valley,” and State Senator Daphne Jordan, who presented a proclamation from the state legislature honoring High & Mighty.
Ian Delaney, who is a participant at High & Mighty, spoke about what High & Mighty means to him. Ian is a combat veteran who uses a wheelchair and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injury. Ian noted, “Regardless of having the worst of days, to the worst of weeks, both physically and otherwise, it all seems to subside the second I pull up to the barn.” When addressing the challenges of riding a horse he states, “After all, who wouldn’t want to go from a seat with four wheels, to a saddle with four legs, eight feet up in the air?”